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By Niamh Walsh on 12th February 2024

Discover the ultimate antidote to winter's chill as we guide you through February's most enticing tropical retreats.

As the winter chill tightens its grip, the allure of sun-kissed shores becomes irresistible. February, often associated with frosty temperatures and gloomy skies, prompts intrepid travelers to seek refuge in the warmth of tropical paradises. From secluded coves to vibrant coastal towns, here's our guide to the best beach escapes that promise to thaw your winter woes.

1. Seychelles - Praslin Island

Embark on a journey to the Seychelles, where azure waters meet powdery white sands on Praslin Island. This lesser-known gem offers a tranquil escape, away from the hustle and bustle. Explore the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to the elusive coco de mer palm. With intimate resorts nestled along pristine beaches, February in Seychelles is a rendezvous with nature's splendour.

Seychelles - Praslin Island
Praslin Island, Seychelles

2. Bali - Uluwatu

For those seeking a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, Uluwatu in Bali beckons with its legendary surf breaks and breathtaking cliffside views. Picture yourself catching the perfect wave as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. After a day of surfing, unwind in luxurious beachfront villas, or immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture with traditional Balinese dance performances.

Uluwatu, Bali
Uluwatu, Bali

3. Maldives - Thulusdhoo

Escape to the Maldives, but veer away from the typical luxury resorts to discover Thulusdhoo, an island celebrated for its artistic soul. Famous for its surf and vibrant local art scene, Thulusdhoo offers a unique experience. February brings calm seas, making it an ideal time to explore the underwater world with snorkeling and diving, or simply relax on pristine beaches adorned with local artwork.

Thulusdhoo, Maldives
Thulusdhoo, Maldives

4. Zanzibar - Nungwi

Journey to the spice-scented paradise of Zanzibar, specifically Nungwi, where laid-back charm meets the rich history of the Spice Islands. Stroll through the narrow streets of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and then escape to Nungwi's idyllic beaches. Experience the local spice plantations, indulge in fresh seafood, and bask in the warmth of Zanzibar's cultural tapestry.

Nungwi, Zanzibar
Nungwi, Zanzibar

5. Australia - Whitsunday Islands

For those in search of an endless summer, head Down Under to the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland. February marks the height of the Australian summer, making it an ideal time to sail around the iconic Whitehaven Beach. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef, unwind in luxurious island resorts, and relish the unparalleled beauty of these pristine islands.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Whitsunday Islands, Australia

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